Special Issue "Phytochemicals in Aquaculture"
A special issue of Fishes (ISSN 2410-3888).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2022.
Interests: nutrition; digestion; digestive enzymes; feed ingredients
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Plant extracts contain a vast source of different molecules (alkaloids, flavonoids, pigments, phenolics, terpenoids, steroids, and essential oils), which have intrinsic bio-activities on animal physiology and metabolism. These substances, widely known as phytochemicals, have been in use since the beginning of recorded history in the diet of humans and terrestrial animals. More recently, different studies have shown that many of them may also have beneficial effects on appetite, growth, stress, and the immune status of fish, acting through different mechanisms. These phytochemicals contained in different plant sources may enhance the innate immune system, possess antimicrobial capabilities, and redox active molecules with antioxidant characteristics that may help to improve the general physiological condition of fish. Nevertheless, in spite of these well-demonstrated effects, it still remains unclear whether a particular action—i.e., antioxidant, antiseptic, immunomodulator, etc.—can be associated with a specific molecule, and this is complicated even more when one active substance may have multiple actions.
Keeping this in mind, I am pleased to solicit manuscripts pertaining to original research, mini and full reviews, short communications, as well as perspectives, which address any aspect related to the abovementioned aspects related to the use of phytochemicals in any fish species, with emphasis in the elucidation of their modes of action. This should provide the scientific basis for establishing their efficacy and safety so as to develop a long-term strategy supporting the use of these additives.
Dr. Francisco Moyano
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